Happy Tuesday, Maharanis! I can't think of a better way to start the day than with this lovely pair celebrating their wedding! Zahra & Bhavishyat's celebration of love is so beautiful and charming that you will love it all the way from the start! For this installment, we will take you to the peaceful and captivating shores of the Historic Shadow Point to be part of the colorful and fashionable Haldi ceremony that was the perfect start for this lifetime love story. This festive occasion was a fun-filled night that could not have been possible without the talent and expertise of Amina Events, as the planning and execution of this pre-wedding event was exquisite. And talking about exquisite, we want to make a big shoutout Linett Teresa Photography for the incredible shots that were captured during this event. We are loving every photo, as each of them transports us back to that magical moment, and make us feel just like if we were there! If you want to dive into this magical atmosphere, make sure to check the gallery that we have prepared for you. You are going to be blown away! 

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How did you meet your Groom and when did you know he was "the one"?
I met Bhavishyat (Bhavi) through colleagues at work. The connection was very natural like we knew each other from forever. It was my birthday weekend, that he planned a trip to Chattanooga, TN where I realized it had to be him. His loving, affectionate and caring nature made me realize all that I wanted in my Mr. Right, was in him.  
Share the scoop on your Proposal Story!
We were getting ready for a dinner date, he made sure I was in the room as pest control were doing a treatment at home (at least that is what he said). Ready for our dinner outing I stepped outside to flowers showering and Bhavi on his knees.  
Tell us how you went about planning your wedding, and your overall experience with the Venues, Hair & Makeup, Outfits, Decor Theme, and all of the other important details.
Well, we are from different faiths and were planning a small but fun wedding party with family and friends on a beach in Florida, that helped us celebrate the best of both cultures with people who mattered the most. 
It was a real challenge, in fact, I feel we couldn't have done another exercise to know each other and our families soo well. From choosing a location in Key Largo to the venue Historic Shadow Point to getting Anita Amin #AminaEvents to help us coordinate our wedding weekend. To choosing LinettePhotography as our wedding photographer to getting Hair, Makeup and Henna artists in Key Largo. To finding food options that go well for all. To the 2 priests to solemn up man and wife according to Hindu and Muslim traditions. It was a real experience. But the happy faces and the fact that we will be together forever made it all worth it.  
How did you select your bridal lengha or wedding dress? Did you have a favorite color in mind?
I went to India for wedding shopping, I wanted a non-traditional color Lehenga for Nikaah. So dark blue and pastel green was an option we choose. For Kalyanum my mother in law felt pink would suit me well so it was a pink and gold and white and pink saree combination. 
What was the most enjoyable part of the planning process, and why?
We planned all the details of D day, it was exactly the way we wanted. A mixture of cultures with a lot of fun. 
What did your guests particularly love about your Wedding?
Venue and cocktail party
Was there a really special moment in your wedding that constantly replays in your mind?
Fun times with family and friends
For events other than your ceremony, please tell us as much as you would like about the decor, style, dances, and all the special details.
Haldi and Mehndi in the open, with mangal snanum at sunset.
Do you have any words of wisdom for Brides-To-Be?
Dont stress the small stuff, no one remembers the color of your mandup or dress or the food. You got to enjoy D day. 
Anything else you want to tell us? We'd love to hear all about your other details! (jewelry, mehndi, venue, cake, bouquets, etc.)
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This pre-wedding event was the perfect preamble for the upcoming wedding ceremonies! So don't go too far if you don't want to miss them out! 
Planning & Design: Amina Events | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Historic Shadow Point | Floral & Decor: Linens & More Florida Keys | Hair & Makeup: Medusa's Mane Hair & Makeup | Catering: Bombay Darbar | Photography: Linett Teresa Photography